Don't worry kids; James Comey is going to be just fine. In fact, he is well on his way to become one of the Beltway Elect.
After all, he reads just the right books.
Comey interview with NYT: Atticus Finch is favorite literary hero; recommended 'Lean In' to FBI staff; wants Trump to read David Brooks' 'Road to Character'; would invite Niebuhr, MLK Jr., Sheryl Sandberg to literary dinner party. https://t.co/Vjzr9VgbnK— Byron York (@ByronYork) April 13, 2018
He knows how to clutch just the right pearls in just right way (from the WaPo):
Comey says he was driven from the Republican Party by Trumpian politics...Well, here’s a bit of kindling for this fire: Comey now says he’s a Republican no longer.He made that revelation in an interview with ABC News.
“In your heart of hearts, do you still consider yourself a Republican?” asked Brad Mielke, the host of the “Start Here” podcast.
“No,” Comey replied. “The Republican Party has left me and many others. I need no better evidence than their new website — which I think is ‘LyinComey,’ maybe? — attacking me. … I just think they’ve lost their way, and I can’t be associated with it.”
He'll be declaring himself an "independent" and keynoting No Lables conclaves in 3...2...1...
But most important of all. he knows exactly to the day, longitude and latitude where boundary of Official Beltway "OMFG, The Republican Party Has Lost It's Fucking Mind!" Event Horizon --
In general relativity, an event horizon is a boundary in spacetime beyond which events cannot affect an outside observer. In layman's terms, it is defined as the shell of "points of no return
-- is required to be (also from the WaPo with emphasis added):
“When did you see that change take place?” Mielke asked.“Probably over the Trump presidency, and, probably began during the campaign of ’16?” Comey said. “Came to the conclusion that these people don’t represent anything I believe in.”
Yeah, except his Republican Party's crimes against our democracy have been dancing right past Mr. Comey's nose every single fucking day for virtually his entire adult life.
And yet, just like the rest of the Beltway Elect, Mr. Comey would have you believe that his Republican Party just suddenly snapped 16 months ago -- suddenly went from a responsible governing party to a dungheap of traitorous bigots and depraved imbeciles overnight.
Wow. How utterly predictable.
I guess it's a good thing the former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation never had job where, y'know, investigating things was terribly important.
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